When will public school officials learn to do their jobs, and leave superstition to the kids families?
The head football coach at Breckinridge County High School in Kentucky loaded up 20 of his players on a school bus, took them to church, and baptized half of them.
The mother of one player said her 16-year-old son was baptized without her knowledge and consent, and she is upset that a public school bus was used to take players to a church service — and that the school district’s superintendent was there and did not object.
“Nobody should push their faith on anybody else,” said Michelle Ammons, whose son, Robert Coffey, said Coach Scott Mooney told him and other players that the Aug. 26 outing would include only a motivational speaker and a free steak dinner.
“He said it would bring the team together,” Robert, a sophomore, said in an interview. (source)
And Jim Jones said that about the magic kool aid.
I’m not too shocked that the high school football coach didn’t know better. I’m picturing some lovable old guy who just wanted to “save” his kids. But the school superintendent? Janet Meeks is a member of the church and was there during the baptisms. She reportedly said “she thinks the trip was proper because attendance was not required, and another coach paid for the gas.” (source)
Nice try, dumbass.